White Rose Awards 2018
This award is for visitor attractions with more than 50,000 visitors per year. It covers venues that can be visited within its published opening times and offers tours and other activities as part of its overall experience.
Cannon Hall Farm
Cannon Hall Farm is ideal for families with animal lovers in it as it has almost every farm animal you can imagine! They are all waiting down on the farm to welcome you to a world of animal magic. You can feed the animals, catch up on the new baby animals being born and enjoy excellent home cooked food and delicious cakes in the tea room after fun on the adventure playground.
Emmerdale Studio Experience
The Emmerdale Studio Experience takes you on a journey behind the scenes, by shining a light on the production process you’ll get to see how everything fits together. With full scale set reconstructions, preserved props and costumes to the secrets behind stunts and special effects; this is your chance to step into the exciting world of telly.
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum
Eureka! The National Children’s Museum is an extraordinary fun-packed day out for families. The fully interactive museum totally dedicated to children sees no exhibition behind a glass cabinet. With over 400 interactive, hands-on exhibits designed to inspire young minds to find out about themselves and the world around them.
JORVIK Viking Centre
The world-famous JORVIK Viking Centre reopened on Saturday 8th April 2017 after a multi-million-pound re-imagining following the tragic flooding in Yorkshire, Christmas 2015. Hop aboard JORVIK’s improved ride experience and be transported back in time over 1,000 years! You will discover the impact of international trade on Viking-Age York, including the evolution of a multicultural society in the city, as it’s not just trade goods that flowed into Jorvik but people from across the globe!
The Forbidden Corner
A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises, created in a four-acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales sits The Forbidden Corner. The Temple of the underworld, the eye of the Needle, a huge pyramid made of translucent glass, paths and passages that lead nowhere, and extraordinary statues at every turn, there are decisions to make and tricks to avoid, a day out with a difference that will challenge and delight children of all ages. At The Forbidden Corner you are bound to go home with some wonderful memories, having had a great day out.
The Hepworth Wakefield
Set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront, overlooking the River Calder is The Hepworth Wakefield. Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield, the gallery presents major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.
The Piece Hall
In 2017 one of the most extraordinary buildings in Britain reopened after a multimillion pound restoration. The Piece Hall in Halifax is a unique Grade I listed building dating back to 1779, originally built to support the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth. Now transformed into a 21st Century town square, The Piece Hall is a place for everyone to enjoy. The stunning Georgian Hall is home to one of Europe’s great public squares, whilst a year-round events programme attracts visitors from far and wide for events that can welcome up to 7,500 people.